CHAPTER 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS.
Article II. Administrative Remedies.
Sec. 1-22. Hearing officer's decision.
(a) The hearing officer shall only consider evidence that is
relevant to whether the violation(s) occurred and whether the responsible person
has caused or maintained the violation(s) of the Salinas City Code or other
applicable State Code on the date(s) specified in the administrative citation.
After considering all of the testimony and evidence submitted at the hearing,
the hearing officer shall issue a written decision to uphold or cancel the
administrative citation and shall list the reasons for that decision. The
decision of the hearing officer shall be final.
(b) If the hearing officer determines that the administrative
citation should be upheld, then the city shall retain the penalty amount on
deposit with the city. If the hearing officer determines that the administrative
citation should be upheld and the penalty was not deposited pursuant to a waiver
under Section 1-19 above, the hearing officer shall set forth in the decision an
order for payment of the penalty and a payment schedule for the
(c) If the hearing officer determines that the administrative
citation should be canceled, the city shall promptly refund the amount of the
(d) The recipient of the administrative citation shall be
served with a copy of the hearing officer's written decision.
(e) The employment, performance evaluation, compensation and
benefits of the hearing officer shall not be directly or indirectly conditioned
upon the amount of administrative citation penalties upheld by the hearing
officer. (Ord. No. 2423 (NCS), § 1.)